Hi guys, I have problem with Firefox

Stephen McCullagh stevemccullagh at gmail.com
Fri Aug 22 22:30:16 BST 2008


Welcome back Gav !

Your informative emails have been missed !

Steve.

On 22 Aug 2008, at 17:24, Gavin McCullagh wrote:

> Hi,
>
> On Fri, 22 Aug 2008, gerhard.oettl.ml at ogersoft.at wrote:
>
>> Vu Nguyen schrieb:
>>> I have problem with Firefox when I logon to Ubuntu LTSP (server)  
>>> and on the
>>> think client with the same user name.
>> What looks like a "logon at a client" is a logon at the server so you
>> are logged on twice at the same system.
>
> Moreorless anyway.  If you open firefox multiple times on the same  
> DISPLAY,
> it'll be smart enough to simply open extra windows for you without  
> starting
> another instance of firefox.  If you try to run it on two different
> displays (eg two thin clients or a thin client and the server  
> console),
> this cannot be done, a second instance of firefox is needed.  It is  
> not
> safe for firefox to have multiple instances of itself reading a single
> user's profile (eg, what happens if they both try to bookmark a file  
> at the
> same moment, there would be a danger of corruption).  For this reason,
> firefox prevents multiple instances of firefox running on a single  
> profile.
>
> You can create a second firefox profile to achieve this.  Run:
>
> 	firefox -ProfileManager
>
> However, the same issues can arise with other programs like gnome.   
> It's
> generally better not to login the same account in two places at once.
>
> Gavin
>
>
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